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The Vanishing Tattoo

The crab is a lunar symbol. This may be due to the fact that it sheds its shell, just as the moon sheds its phases. In any event, it is associated with the feminine, the ocean, and motherhood.

The Crab is the fourth sign of the Zodiac. Its place in the heavens came about when it nipped the Greek hero, Heracles, who was battling with the monster, Hydra. The crab got crushed for its efforts, but Hera, the mother deity who was then at odds with Heracles, honoured the crab's courageous efforts by placing the crustacean as the constellation, Cancer, in the heavens. (For more info on those born under this sign, check out the Zodiac symbols.)

Anyone drawn to the crab likely displays the obvious crab-like feature of a tough exterior protecting a vulnerable interior, suggesting perhaps that there are hidden weaknesses. A closer look at the crab, however, might suggest that the highly developed emotional skills often found beneath the crab's shell can lead to strong leadership. If you have tendencies to snuggle down inside a cozy home with a mate who loves your sense of security and beauty, then a crab tattoo might be the best announcement of your deepest yearnings.